This is the only public school in the Greater Philadelphia region bearing O.V. Catto’s name today . The school’s mission reflects the teaching philosophy of Octavius V. Catto in many ways. It seeks to work in partnership with families and the community to provide a safe, academically rigorous, engaging learning environment that will ensure students are college and career ready and fully empowered to succeed. The school’s website includes background on O.V. Catto. The location of this school speaks to the Catto family’s deep roots in New Jersey, as well as the time O.V. Catto attended school in New Jersey, when his family first arrived in the region.